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  • A minimum of 120 hours is needed for a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Integrative Studies (formerly Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies).
  • A minimum of 30 hours must be earned from the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies.
  • A minimum of 60 hours must be earned from a baccalaureate (four-year) institution.
  • A minimum of 40 hours must be upper-division coursework.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is needed for graduation.

General Requirements

  • 12 - 40 hours of coursework must be completed.
  • One upper division (3000/4000 level) Gen. Ed. course must be completed.
  • An Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) from an accredited two-year Oklahoma institution waives the lower-division general education requirements.
  • No more than 30 lower-division and upper-division hours can be waived with advanced standing credit.


LaDawn Jones
(405) 325-6421

Rebecca Stroh

General Education Requirements

  • Symbolic and Oral Communication (nine to nineteen hours)
    • English Composition I or LSTD 1113 Interdisciplinary Composition I (three hours)
    • English Composition II or LSTD 1133 Interdisciplinary Composition II (three hours)
    • Math for Critical Thinking or LSTD 1053 Math for Liberal Studies (three hours)
    • Foreign Language - two courses in the same language or two years in high school. (Must be taken outside of the College of Professional and Continuing Studies (10 hours)
  • Natural Science (seven hours)
    • One Lab Science (LSTD 2553 Interdisciplinary Life Sciences and LSTD 1513 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Physical Sciences)
    • One Non-Lab Science (LSTD 2533 Science as a Process)
  • Social Science (six hours)
    • American Federal Government or LSTD 1333 Governing Ourselves
    • Any Social Science class such as LSTD 1313 What in the World are the Social Sciences
  • Humanities (12 hours)
    • Understanding Artistic Forms LSTD 3173 Renaissance Art
    • U.S. History or LSTD 1153 History of the United States
    • Upper-Division Western Civilization and Culture LSTD 3113 or 3133 Humanities of the Ancient or Modern World
    • Non-Western Culture LSTD 3193 Non-Western Art
  • Senior Capstone (three hours)
    • Met by Degree Completion Requirements (LSTD 4953 Study in Depth)


Degree Courses (eighteen hours)*  All grades must be C or higher

  • LSTD 3003           Interdisciplinary Inquiry
  • LSTD 3113           Ancient Humanities
  • LSTD 3333           Human Arrangements
  • LSTD 3513           The Dynamic Universe
  • LSTD 3953           Study in Depth Prospectus
  • LSTD 4953           Study in Depth

Concentration Requirements (fifteen hours)* Students choose one primary concentration. All grades must be C or higher

Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture (Concentration Code P042)

  • LSIS 3413, History of Astronomy in Culture
  • LSIS 3473, Concepts and Methods for Astronomy in Culture
  • LSIS 4493, Contemporary Cultural Astronomy
  • Choose two Archaeoastronomy Electives (six hours) 

Diversity Studies (Concentration Code P176)

  • LSCS 3113, Introduction to World Cultural Studies
  • -or- LSAL 4143, Cultural Diversity in the World
  • LSIS 3203, Diversity in the United States
  • LSIS 3223, Social Justice Leadership
  • Choose two Diversity Studies Electives (six hours)

Humanities (Concentration Code P331)

  • LSTD 3133, Special Topics in the Humanities of the Modern World
  • LSTD 3153, Foundations of Ethics in Liberal Studies
  • LSTD 3173, Renaissance Art (also meets a Humanities Gen Ed req.)
  • -or- LSTD 3193, Art of the Non-Western World
  • Choose two Humanities Electives (six hours)

Natural Sciences (Concentration Code P466)

  • LSTD 1513, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Physical Sciences
  • LSTD 2533, Science as a Process
  • LSTD 3533, Ecology and Evolution
  • Choose two Natural Science Electives (six hours)

Social Entrepreneurship (Concentration Code P600)

  • LSAL 4163, Non-Profit Management
  • LSIS 4303, Leadership and Governance for Social Entrepreneurs
  • LSIS 4323, Budgeting for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Choose two Social Entrepreneurship Electives (six hours) 

Social Sciences (Concentration Code P606)

  • LSCS 3113, Introduction to World Cultural Studies
  • -or- LSAL 4143, Cultural Diversity in the World
  • LSCJ 3113, Comparative Justice Systems
  • LSTD 3343, Challenges in a Changing World
  • Choose two Social Science Electives (six hours) 

Secondary Concentration Requirements (six hours)* All grades must be C or higher

Students will complete six hours of elective coursework from the two remaining

Integrative Studies areas of concentration outside of their primary curricular focus.

Find descriptions for all courses for Integrative Studies.


Electives fulfill the remaining hours necessary for the completion of a BA degree after general education and BA major requirements have been met.

Electives can be taken online through the College of Professional and Continuing Studies and/or transferred from another college or university, subject to the minimum graduation requirements presented above

Degree Planning Worksheet

Integrative Studies Degree Planning Worksheet